Ok, one thing real fast: “Hump Day” sounds dirty. I mean, let’s get serious. I know what “Hump Day” means, but it always makes me snicker every time I hear it. How old am I, 12? Sometimes I think so… 🙂
Anyway, enough of that…on to the eats for the day! I started off with a breakfast cookie!
I guess old habits die hard 🙂 I’m almost out of chocolate chips though, so I think my next venture might be one of Angela’s baked breakfast cakes. I love that you can make them in the blender and then you’re all set for 3 mornings! If I go that route, I’ll be sure to update the recipe with what I used.
Nate had a special project for me since we didn’t have any leftovers (other than potato salad). Since we don’t need to spend a ton of $$$ right now, he gave me this:
And said whatever we got for lunch had to be under that! SOOO, here’s the menu: Meatball & Spinach Subs and veggies on the side!
Basically I went to King Soopers (gah!!! I hate misspelled words!!!) and got a 1/2 loaf of Whole Wheat and Grain bread from their bakers, a bag of frozen meatballs from the freezer section, some store-brand mushroom spaghetti sauce, store-brand lowfat mozzarella, 2 large handfuls of loose-leaf spinach, and a bag of Steamfresh veggies (cauliflower, carrots, sugar snap peas in basil sauce). Just warm up the meatballs in the sauce, slice the bread, and do spinach first (so it can wilt a little), layer the sauced-up meatballs, and two slices of the mozzarella on top. Heat in the microwave (or toaster oven – ours is broken) and enjoy! The veggies were easy…just follow the directions on the package.
This was a super easy meal and I felt pretty good about the number of veggies I could squeeze in without full-on cooking them. However, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the flavor of the frozen veggies. BUT it was easy and we’re satisfied now, so I think it was a successful trip 🙂
I also made some pumpkin yogurt (unpictured as of right now), which is going to be my snack after my walk this afternoon. I’m planning on doing the usual, but maybe only going 4 miles so I can fit some time in for walking lunges as well. I’ve found that for some reason it really hurts my Achilles tendon to do standing lunges, so I’ve started doing a walking lunge with a balance in between each one. This way I get some balance training in as well!
The workout so far today was some circuit upper body:
- frontal and lateral arm raises (for the shoulders) 5 lbs each arm x 12 reps x 3 sets, followed by standing shoulder press 10 lbs x 10 reps x 3 sets
- standing bicep curls 10 lbs each arm x 12 reps x 3 sets, followed by hammer curls 10 lbs x 10 reps x 3 sets
- standing tricep extension 15 lbs (for both arms together) x 15 reps x 3 sets, followed by tricep kickbacks 5lbs each arm x 10 reps x 3 sets
- single arm bent rows 15 lbs each arm x 12 reps x 3 sets, followed by an isometric row hold for 20 seconds, 15 lbs each arm
- push-ups (on my knees ’cause I’m a sissy), bodyweight x 12 reps x 3 sets, followed by an isometric hold at halfway for 20 seconds
Then I did some crunches, planks, and Supermans to round out the strength training. This whole circuit took about 30 minutes, after which I did 30 minutes of hatha vinyasa yoga. Great way to start off the day! Now I just need to do some cardio and I’ll be done 🙂
I’m pretty excited about dinner tonight…I’m seeing grilled chicken and homemade zucchini latkes in my near future 🙂
What’s your favorite strength training move? I really like anything shoulder related for the arms, but I L-O-V-E walking lunges for my lower half…gets the booty every time!